Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703003202014POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY-IIElective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
In its simplest terms, Political Geography can be described as the study of the political organization of space. This course provides an introduction to the field of Political Geography by examining two principal interacting factors: spatial location and political decision-making. In order to explore these interactions a variety of scales, from the global - to the national - to the local, will be considered. As well, the course emphasizes the importance of "time" by adopting an historical perspective on a number of key issues. Some of the topics to be covered include geopolitics, the development of State territories and boundaries, the role of national governments, the challenge of aboriginal land claims, and the complexity of political activity at the regional and local levels.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Mustafa MUTLUER
Learning Outcomes
1To comprehend the “New World Order” and the position of Turkey in this order
2To comprehend the geographies which are in Turkish political interest
3The comprehend the advantages and disadvantages of Turkey in her interested geographies
4To gain interpretation ability on “New World Order” and Turkey’s position
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
New World Order; Geopolitics of Balkan Peninsula; Geopolitics of East Mediterranean and Cyprus; Geopolitics of Caucasus; Geopolitics of Central Asia
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1OrientationVerbal
2New World Order IVerbal
3New World Order IIVerbal
4Balkan states and TurkeyVerbal
5Conflict zones in Balkan Peninsula ( Bosnia – Herzegovina, Kosovo, Sandjak)Verbal
6Conflict zones in Balkan Peninsula ( Western Thrace, Aegean Sea)Verbal
7Cyprus as a conflict zoneVerbal
8Geopolitics of CaucasusVerbal
9Azerbaijan and Armenian relations and problemsVerbal
10Turkish Armenian relations and problemsVerbal
11Central Asian Turkic RepublicsVerbal
12Mid-term examExam
13New geopolitic tendencies in Central Asia (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) Verbal
14Israil, Palestine problemVerbal
15Evaluation and discussionVerbal
16Final examExam
Recommended or Required Reading
HUNTINGTON, S., 2006, Medeniyetler Çatışması, Vadi Yayınları BRZEZINSKI, Z., 2005, Büyük Satranç Tahtası, İnkılap Kitabevi DONNAN, H., WILSON, T.M., 2002, Sınırlar – Ulus Devletin Uçları, Ütopya Yayınları ARI, T., 2008, Uluslararasi İlişkiler Teorileri, MKM yayınları AĞAOĞULLARI, M.A., 2006, Ulus-Devlet ya da Halkın Egemenliği, İmge Kitabevi FOUSKAS. V., 2004, Balkanlar Ortadoğu Kafkasya – Soğuk Savaş Sonrası ABD Politikaları ANDERSON, B., 2009, Hayali Cemaatler – Milliyetçiliğin Kökenleri ve Yayılması, Metis Yayınları
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation21224
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination155
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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